Blog & News

GDPR: What It Is and How It Might Affect Your International Business (Hint: A $24 Million Fine)

You’ve probably received several emails from companies such as Google, domain hosts, and CRM companies explaining changes to their privacy policies. There is a very good reason for that. A $24 million or €20.5 million fine for not updating your privacy policy. Below are videos that explain what GDPR has to do with these changes, Read More.

Topics: Blog

Lunch & Learn: Creativity Through Adversity w/ Martin Agency’s Jerry Hoak

*Registration is free, but required. Click here to reserve your seat.  Access’ Lunch & Learn series continues with Jerry Hoak, SVP/Group Creative Director at The Martin Agency in Richmond. Following his graduation from the VCU Brandcenter and prior to Martin, Jerry’s work-life journey allowed him to amass a stunning collection of award-winning work at various well-known agencies including Droga5, Read More.

Topics: News

Obligatory Super Bowl Ads Blog

If you like football, Super Bowl LII was as good of a game as you could ever wish to see. Offensive numbers rolled up like the score on a pinball machine, there were more passes to quarterbacks than punts, and the Philadelphia Eagles upset the New England Patriots to win their first Super Bowl 41-33. Read More.

Topics: Blog, Advertising

Getting the Most Out of Your Agency Internship

Meet Devin Arrington, a junior at James Madison University, where he’s studying Media Arts and Design and — more importantly — is a bass player in the university symphony and jazz band. When I learned that Devin plays bass, I leapt at the opportunity to sing one of my dad’s absolute favorite songs: Johnny Mercer’s Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Advertising, Creative Design

4 Favorite Quotes to Inspire Your Marketing Research

As Access’ resident researcher, I can always find an issue that would benefit from further exploration. While many enthusiastically agree that research is a vital component to the project at hand, there are occasional situations (usually timeline or budget driven) where I find myself shouting excitedly about a particularly awesome fact-finding mission to a room Read More.

Topics: Blog, Business Intelligence, Research and Insights

Sometimes babies spit up; And other maternity leave marketing lessons

By: Rachel Spencer, Director of Business Intelligence  Throughout my recent maternity leave, I spent my days re-acclimating myself to the demands and idiosyncrasies of a newborn. As this wasn’t my first rodeo, I even managed to stay in touch with my Access family and managed a few projects here and there in between infant giggles, Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Business Intelligence, Public Relations, Research and Insights, Advertising, Brand Management